National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center Supported Programs

Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP)

ADSSP grants support state efforts to expand the availability of community-level supportive services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) and their caregivers. The program began in 1992 as the Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States, created by Section 398 of the Public Health Services Act. The ADSSP has evolved over the years moving from innovative practices and evidence-based grants to the current focus on building dementia capability within state systems.  In 2011, the ADSSP changed its focus to the development of systems that ensure access to sustainable, integrated long-term services and supports that are capable of meeting the needs of persons with ADRD and their caregivers to help them remain independent and healthy in the community.

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative- Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS)

The ADI-SSS grant program is designed to fill gaps in dementia-capable long-term services and supports at state and community levels for persons living with or those at high risk of developing ADRD and their caregivers.  ADI-SSS program funding is open to a wide variety of both public and private, dementia capable, entities. The program supports quality, person-centered services that help people with ADRD remain independent and safe in their communities.  In particular, ADI-SSS program supports the development, improvement and provision of supportive services to persons living alone with ADRD in communities;  person- and family-centered care and training to improve care for and prepare individuals living with moderate to severe impairment and their caregivers for the future; programs and services dedicated to individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities with ADRD or those at high risk of developing ADRD, and behavioral symptom management training and expert consultation to family caregivers.